11 days in Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lapland travel planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen, approximately Kaukonen away. There's more to do: stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi vacation planner.

Oslo, Norway to Levi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in July: highs in Levi hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Popular historic sites such as Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Arktikum and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

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Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.